How to Migrate to Australia Without Bringing Your Whole House

With a policy of multiculturalism, Australian immigrants account for 29% of the whole population. Most of them are skilled workers, but family members and refugees are part of that number. The immigration-friendly policy of the country is one reason why foreigners dream of going to the country to settle. If you have been asking yourself, ’How to migrate to Australia?’ then read on for information on how to start preparing your move. 

Aerial view of Sydney Harbour, Australia
Aerial view of Sydney Harbour, Australia

If you searched for employment options and applied for a visa nomination already, then the next step is to prepare for your move. You possibly have a home waiting for you already. Packing is the next thing on your checklist. It is a tedious and emotional task because you will be leaving so many things behind. So the question is How to migrate to Australia without bringing your soon-to-be-former house belongings with you? What do you need to bring?

Personal documents

Australia is home to a host of foreign embassies, most of whom would help you immediately should you need it. But it would help if you have proper documentation with you. Have your passport and visa information ready. You will also need digital and hard copies of your marriage certificate, immunization records, insurance, birth certificates, medical records, and identification cards. Bring an international credit card if you have one. 


You should pack light since you will be moving out of the country. It would be best if you considered the clothes you will bring carefully. Australia has a climate based on the currents of the ocean. It has predominantly tropical weather with a mix of summer and rainfall due to monsoons. Bring summer clothes for day time, and pajamas, and a sweater for that probable drop of temperature at night time. A rain jacket or coat can also help when you need to go out in the drizzle or cold for work. Do not forget your socks, underwear, and footwear too. 


If you are on prescription medication, bring as much as you can with you. Upon getting to Australia, you may need to find a doctor who can eventually prescribe them for you. Have a first aid kit with you so you will not need to run to the pharmacy to get some in case of emergencies. Ibuprofen works excellent for headaches, so make sure to have some in your kit. And if you have allergies, ensure that you have a sufficient amount with you. 

Gadgets and gizmos

Aside from your phone and charger, there may be other gadgets that you need to string along with you. Bring a portable laptop and external hard drive for digital files that need backup. Do not forget your headphones so you can listen to music or answer calls hands-free. If you love books, there is no need to bring your whole library with you. Just have an eReader with you for easier access. And bring a flashlight. You never know when it may come in handy.


If you run out of necessities, you might not know where the nearest Choice is. So it would be best if you packed enough for your essentials. A toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen, lip balm, razors, shaving cream, and deodorant are just some of the items you should have before you leave for Australia. Having tweezers and a small sewing kit with you will also come in handy.

Thankfully Australia has no shortage of beautiful beaches and scenery for you to explore

Migrating to a different country opens you to a world of possibilities. It is both exciting and scary, especially if it is your first time to be away from the life you are used to for the past decades. So watch the news and grab a copy of The Australian. Knowing what a partnership with Australia can offer is the key to efficient migration.

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About Derek Freal

"Some people eat, others try therapy. I travel."   Cultural enthusiast. Adrenaline junkie. Eater of strange foods. Chasing unique and offbeat adventures around the world since 2008. Derek loves going to new destinations where he does not speak a word of the local language and must communicate with hand gestures, or places where he is forced to squat awkwardly to poo -- supposedly its healthier and more efficient. For more information (about Derek, not squat pooing) including popular posts and videos, check out his bio.

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